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Labour to return to power: Lord Paul

world Updated: Jul 26, 2009 11:38 IST

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Notwithstanding a string of by-poll losses and adverse opinion polls, Britian's ruling Labour under the leadership of Premier Gordon Brown will return to power in next year's general elections, according to leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul, a strong supporter of the party.

"If you see the opinion polls which were there with (Conservative Prime Minister) John Major, six months before elections in 1992, everybody had written him off. But he won. So one has to wait for those three weeks of campaign after elections are declared," Lord Paul, a close friend of Gordon Brown, said in an interview to PTI.

The general elections in Britain are scheduled to take place in May next year.

Asked about the fate of the 'Non-Domicile' bill which prohibits such people from contributing to party funds, Lord Paul, a non-domicile for tax purposes, said "one has to wait to see what is in the final bill and I'll do whatever is in accordance with the law."

"My position is very clear. I support the Labour party and I will continue to support if the law allows me. However, irrespective of the fact whether I can support with money, I am a well-wisher and strong supporter of Labour party and its Prime Minister," Lord Paul said.